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About Libman Education

Libman Education Inc. is a leading provider of training for the health care workforce offering self-paced and instructor-led online courses designed and developed by leading industry experts in Health Information Management (HIM) and Medical Record Coding. Our courses are specifically designed to improve individual skills and increase the efficiencies and competencies of health care providers and institutions. At Libman Education, we understand the needs and challenges of a well-trained workforce and offer the right-mix of online education to ensure that the health care professionals are prepared to meet the challenges of the changing workplace.
The Future of Work for HIM Professionals:  How to Prepare Yourself

The Future of Work for HIM Professionals: How to Prepare Yourself

The future of traditional HIM jobs is changing.  What’s left?  Hear Susan H. Fenton, PhD, RHIA, discuss “The Future of Work for HIM Professionals:  How to Prepare Yourself” from a webinar sponsored by Massachusetts HIMA on November 13, 2019 in this free, brief presentation.   eLearning Library The eLearning Library subscription provides unlimited access to […]

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Announcing New Whitepaper on Revenue Cycle Management Success Strategies

Four Principles to Help RCM Coding Teams Succeed BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – January 7, 2020 – To assist revenue cycle and finance leaders in a continuously evolving industry facing unparalleled challenges and opportunities, Libman Education has released a whitepaper: “Does your Coding Team Deliver on your Promises To your Clients? Four Principles to Help your Coding […]

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Libman Education Releases Line of HIPAA Privacy & Security Courses

“Comprehensive HIPAA compliant privacy and security workforce training that meets all applicable requirements” BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – December 24, 2019 – Libman Education now offers multiple options for HIPAA Privacy and Security training, with four new courses authored by Kelly McLendon, RHIA, CHPS, a well known speaker, author, and HIPAA expert. “These courses represent comprehensive HIPAA […]

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What does the Future of Coding Look Like? Educating Coders for the Future

What does the Future of Coding Look Like? Educating Coders for the Future

Libman Education authors and colleagues were well represented in the recent article in Journal of AHIMA reporting comments by AHIMA’s Coding Thought Leadership Council on “The Future of Coding.” (The article is available here.) We thought we would share with you excerpts from the article: For employers, one panelist suggested, the best chance of success […]

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HCCs and Coding for Value: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion, Part 6

HCCs and Coding for Value: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion, Part 6

How do you think healthcare organizations and other entities will use HCC data going forward? Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) are utilized by Medicare Advantage and Affordable Care Act payers for approximately 30 million individuals currently.  Use of HCCs is projected to grow significantly in coming years and individuals with in-depth knowledge and command of the […]

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Libman Education Announces Redesign of Inpatient Auditing Program

Applying Current Skills for the Jobs of the Future BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – December 10, 2019 – Libman Education, an authorized reseller for CareerStep’s Fundamentals of Inpatient Auditing, announces the program has been redesigned to offer medical coders an affordable opportunity to explore inpatient auditing as a potential career path. Auditing is one of the “Top […]

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What does the Future of Coding Look Like? Has CAC Lived Up to Its Promise?

What does the Future of Coding Look Like? Has CAC Lived Up to Its Promise?

Libman Education Authors Weigh In Libman Education authors and colleagues were well represented in the recent article in Journal of AHIMA reporting comments by AHIMA’s Coding Thought Leadership Council on “The Future of Coding.” (The article is available here.) What does the future of coding look like? We thought we would share with you excerpts […]

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Libman Education Updates Coding Skills Assessments for FY2020

“Predictive Assessments” To Target Training and Ensure Coding Proficiency BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – November 14, 2019 – To help HIM departments with the immediate need to gauge coder proficiency in the wake of code changes for FY 2020, Libman Education has updated its line of standard and customizable Medical Coding Skills Assessments. The assessments assist HIM […]

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HCCs and Coding for Value: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion, Part 5

HCCs and Coding for Value: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion, Part 5

What advice can you provide to help coders work collaboratively with CDI specialists, physicians/other providers, auditors, and data analysts to ensure accurate and complete HCC capture? Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) are utilized by Medicare Advantage and Affordable Care Act payers for approximately 30 million individuals currently.  Use of HCCs is projected to grow significantly in […]

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HCCs and Coding for Value: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion, Part 4

HCCs and Coding for Value: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion, Part 4

What new healthcare career opportunities do you think will emerge for coders who understand risk adjustment? Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) are utilized by Medicare Advantage and Affordable Care Act payers for approximately 30 million individuals currently.  Use of HCCs is projected to grow significantly in coming years and individuals with in-depth knowledge and command of […]

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Best Practices in Coding Audits: Defining Accuracy

Best Practices in Coding Audits: Defining Accuracy

by Susan Chapman Republished with permission: For The Record Vol. 30 No. 1 P. 10 Susan Chapman, a Los Angeles-based freelance writer, interviewed auditing firm leaders to share their thoughts on best practices in coding audits. Shannon O. DeConda, CPC, CPC-I, CPMA, CEMC, CMSCS, partner and founder of DoctorsManagement and president of the National Alliance […]

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Coding Expert Lynn Kuehn Provides New Perspective in Understanding FY2020 Updates

Mastering Information, Not Memorization, Is the Key to Understanding BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – October 1, 2019 – To help coders and medical facilities prepare for the FY 2020 code updates that begin October 1, 2019, nationally recognized ICD-10 expert Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, has applied her unique approach to coding instruction to understanding the FY2020 ICD-10 […]

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HCCs and Coding for Value: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion, Part 3

HCCs and Coding for Value: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion, Part 3

Will all Coders Eventually Need HCC Training? Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) are utilized by Medicare Advantage and Affordable Care Act payers for approximately 30 million individuals currently.  Use of HCCs is projected to grow significantly in coming years and individuals with in-depth knowledge and command of the HCC system will be needed to ensure coding […]

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Best Practices in Coding Audits: Sample Selection

Best Practices in Coding Audits: Sample Selection

by Susan Chapman Republished with permission: For The Record Vol. 30 No. 1 P. 10 Susan Chapman, a Los Angeles-based freelance writer, interviewed auditing firm leaders to share their thoughts on best practices in coding audits. Once an organization determines whether an audit will be prospective or retrospective, the next step is sample selection methodology. […]

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HCCs and Coding for Value: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion, Part 2

HCCs and Coding for Value: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion, Part 2

What HCC training will coders need to be successful? Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) are utilized by Medicare Advantage and Affordable Care Act payers for approximately 30 million individuals currently.  Use of HCCs is projected to grow significantly in coming years and individuals with in-depth knowledge and command of the HCC system will be needed to […]

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Best Practices in Coding Audits: Accuracy vs. Productivity

Best Practices in Coding Audits: Accuracy vs. Productivity

by Susan Chapman Republished with permission: For The Record Vol. 30 No. 1 P. 10 Susan Chapman, a Los Angeles-based freelance writer, interviewed auditing firm leaders to share their thoughts on best practices in coding audits. Given that quality is an important factor in helping health care facilities keep costs under control, accuracy is an […]

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HCCs and Coding for Value: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion, Part 1

HCCs and Coding for Value: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion, Part 1

Will HCCs ‘disrupt’ the coding industry and take it in a completely new direction? Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) are utilized by Medicare Advantage and Affordable Care Act payers for approximately 30 million individuals currently.  Use of HCCs is projected to grow significantly in coming years and individuals with in-depth knowledge and command of the HCC […]

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Libman Education Announces New Program: Fundamentals of Inpatient Auditing

Offered as an Authorized CareerStep Re-seller BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – August 7, 2019 – Libman Education has been designated an authorized re-seller for CareerStep’s Fundamentals of Inpatient Auditing — a program designed to help medical coders advance their careers and earn an industry-recognized auditing credential while addressing industry demand for skilled auditors in the inpatient setting. […]

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Libman Education Announces Financial Support Program for FY2020 Code Update Courses

Qualified Candidates eligible for discounts for courses written by nationally recognized Coding Experts Lynn Kuehn and Gail Smith BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – July 30, 2019 – Libman Education announces the Award10 financial support program to provide discounts to qualified candidates purchasing education related to the changes in the ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and CPT code systems for fiscal […]

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Best Practices in Coding Audits: Methodologies

Best Practices in Coding Audits: Methodologies

by Susan Chapman Republished with permission: For The Record Vol. 30 No. 1 P. 10 Susan Chapman, a Los Angeles-based freelance writer, interviewed auditing firm leaders to share their thoughts on best practices in coding audits. In an effort to ensure coding accuracy and regulatory compliance, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and […]

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